His object was to secure predominance for Argos in the north of Peloponnesus.
C. Trieber, Pheidon von Argos (Hanover, 1880), and J.
It is usually stated, on the authority of Ephorus, that Pheidon of Argos established a mint in Aegina.
Hegias of Athens, Ageladas of Argos, and the Thasian painter Polygnotus, have all been regarded as his teachers.
Whatever the racial affinities of the early inhabitants may have been, it is certain that in historic times Rhodes was occupied by a Dorian population, reputed to have emigrated mainly from Argos subsequently to the "Dorian invasion" of Greece.